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One person has been reported dead while five others sustained different degrees of injuries following a fatal clash in Anambra state.

The Ag Sector Public Education Officer, RC Margaret B Onabe in a statement made on behalf of the Sector Commander FRSC Anambra State, said the incident happened on Monday, 10th, June, 2024 at Ukpo junction by Onitsha-Nteje-Awka Expressway around 6:41pm.

RC Onabe said the clash involved two vehicles; a  commercial Toyota Delica bus with registration number; NZN116LK  and a private Toyota Diana Mack Trailer, with registration number; ACA529XA.

She further stated that the probable cause of the fatal crash which involved three males and three females was wrongful overtaking.

“According to eyewitness report, the bus driver was trying to overtake a vehicle a on the same lane with him but failed, and rammed into the other vehicle coming from opposite direction on a single carriage way and crashed.

“Three male adults and three female adults were involved in the crash. Injured: 5 (3 female adults and 2 male adults)
killed 1 female adult.
One rescued unhurt,” the statement reads in part.

She added that “the injured victims were rushed to Boromi Mission Hospital Onitsha by FRSC rescue team from RS5.33 Nteje for medical attention where one female adult was confirmed dead by the doctor and corpse deposited at the morgue.

“The rescue team managed traffic, towed the two vehicles to the command and ensured obstructions caused by the crash is cleared.

“The Sector Commander Anambra State Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi commiserated with the family of the dead victim, and wishes the injured victims quick recovery.

“He admonished motorist to avoid reckless driving especially at night time, watch and ensure the road is clear before overtaking.”


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